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 About Us

Welcome to "Viva" Des Moines.

"Viva" Des Moines is like no other community website you've ever visited.

We offer our website visitors many different things to check out and/or if applicable, add their Free contribution. Our website visitors have daily access to up to the minute Des Moines area weather, lottery results and national news. Find games, homework help and coloring pages in our Kids Zone. Check out your daily horoscope, share news within our Announcements, check out local movie listings, sports happenings, humor, and more.

Visit our Wedding Zone and you can plan your entire wedding. Need a plumber, painter, landscaper, pet care or other service done? We can help you with that. Visit our Who Can Do It section. 

Visit our Adopt-a-Pet section to find your new best friend. Win prizes by entering our monthly contests. Do you like to occasionally challenge your mind? Visit our Mind Games section.

Our goal was/is to design this community website for you. Without you we would not exist. We appreciate all your support and if you have any suggestions as to how we may improve this site, please share your thoughts. We would be happy to receive them. Click here to offer your suggestion.



FREE Local Classifieds - Browse our many categories or place your own Classified Ads. You can even upload pictures of your item for no additional fees.

You can post your listings for as long as 8 weeks at a time. Highlight your listing in your favorite color for Free, Add a Free attention grabber, Change or edit your ad anytime. Add your email, use our Free PM messaging, post your listing in several categories plus more.

Please click here to view our current listings or to place your own ad.

Local Business Coupons - We have created our Coupons area to provide you with coupons you can actually use. Our ongoing goal is to create a local coupon "Network" of participating local businesses that will save you money and improve our local economy. Just Search and Print. It's that easy!

Please click here to view our current local business coupon listings.

Local Business Directory - Our Directory lists many of the Stores, Businesses and Professionals operating in our local lakes region areas including Des Moines, West Des Moines, Indianola, Clive, Johnston, Urbandale, Windsor Heights, Pleasant Hill, Grimes, Ankeny and Altoona.

We only list businesses that are located directly within our Des Moines regional communities. Our goal is to promote interaction between area Residents and area Businesses in order to build and maintain a strong "area" economy.

Our business directory differs from any where else. Within the business directory listings on our site you will have access to all the merchants coupons they have listed on our site. Any special offers they may have. Their email address, facebook, twitter, and LinkedIn urls. Their price lists and/or restaurant menus. Their business hours, website link, contact person and even Google Maps to their business location. 

Please click here to visit our amazing "Viva" Des Moines area business directory.

Local Events Calendar"Viva" Des Moines Events Calendar - Find out what's happening around the entire Des Moines region with our Calendar of Area Events. Does your church, neighborhood or organization have a local event coming up that any of our area residents can participate in? POST IT in our Area Events Calendar for FREE!

Click here to begin your search for family fun and entertainment.

Local Jobs - Looking for a Job? Check out our Jobs Directory for lots of opportunities in and around our area.

Attention Local Employers!!! Post your available positions in our Local Jobs directory!

Click here to search our local employment opportunities and begin your new career.




Everyone is familiar with ebay, right? Well now we would like to introduce you to our Viva Des Moines Online Auctions. We offer you everything ebay offers it's buyers and sellers but without all the hassle.

Whether you are buying or selling, you are dealing locally. Think of how much you could save on shipping costs alone. Buyers can have the option to pick-up their winnings and/or sellers can enhance their listings by offering to deliver sold items locally. And since everyone within our auction community is dealing basically with their neighbors, there is never a need to worry about one being duped or scammed.

Our auctions offer everyone a safe way to buy and sell their goods locally. Great way to sell your crafts, garage/yard sale left-overs, your bake goods, Girl Scout Cookies, or whatever.

Fundraisers, charity groups, churches, schools and all non profit groups use our auctions for FREE. Contact us for more info on how you can use our auctions and reach your desired goals.


Have you ever dreamed about being able to make a little extra money so you could fix up the house a bit? Buy that new riding lawn mower? Maybe a better car? We've all been there. Maybe you have a bigger dream in mind? Perhaps you have aspirations of wanting to have your own business? Be your own boss?

Our online auctions may be just the platform that you need. We have staff members whom used to be Power Sellers on ebay. Gave it up years ago when the selling fees got to a ridiculous level.

The point is, we can help you get started in reaching any of the goals you may have in mind. We will also help you on your road to success. Offer you Free advise whenever you need it. Contact us.

You see hundreds of garage and/or yard sales every year. Everything sold at these types of sales can be easily sold within our online auctions. Are you good at wood crafts? Other crafts? Baking? Sewing? Are you an artist? Have furniture or are you planning a moving sale?

Business owners, why not use our auctions as another avenue to sell your wares?

Honestly, if you're a business owner already and in retail, our auctions could truly give you a one-up over your competiters. You may say you don't have the staff or have the time. Then how about creating a position and hiring someone? Offering jobs also helps the economy. Plus, this can be done from someone's home.

And as a business owner, don't you feel that once a buyer (auction winner) from one of your auctions stops into your place of business to pick up their winnings, don't you think that there is a chance that they would do extra shopping because they are already in your place of business?

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